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An egret waited for its prey at the reclaimed area in Manila Bay known as Freedom Island in Paranaque, Philippines. (Bullit Marquez/Associated Press)
A helmeted member of the Viking Jarl Squad is silhouetted in front of a burning viking galley ship on January 26, 2010 in Lerwick, Scotland. (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Best Photographs of Russia is a project that has encompassed all regions of the country. Every citizen can take part in the photo exhibition, from amateur photographers to well-known professional photographers, provided photographs are taken from September, 2010 to October, 2011. In this article we want to show you winners in the nomination ‘People’.
An Indian man sucks on a hose to pull water as a crowd gathers around a government tanker delivering drinking water because of short supply in running water taps in New Delhi, India, Friday, July 13, 2012. Many areas of the Indian capital are facing acute water shortage, a repeated annual phenomenon during summer when taps go dry as demand rises. (Kevin Frayer/AP)
Michael Anderson - Clearing Storm Over Ama Dablam
“Twenty minutes before I took this image, I was surrounded by dense fog. I looked at my map again and the contour lines clearly showed that Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, should be right in front of me. But all I could see were a few rocks at my feet and a the faint outline of a dark ridge disappearing toward the bottom of a deep canyon. Then the fog began to glow, and in an instant, it lifted up and revealed this spectacular scene in front of me. I had time to take about 10 photos before the alpenglow faded. I continued to stand there in the fading twilight transfixed, overwhelmed by the brevity and majesty of the scene I had just witnessed. And I was elated that I had finally photographed a scene that did justice to the grandeur of the Himalayan landscape.
Ama Dablam is a mountain in the Himalaya range of eastern Nepal. The main peak is 6,812 metres (22,349 ft), the lower western peak is 5,563 metres (18,251 ft). Ama Dablam means “Mother’s necklace”; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. For several days, Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest basecamp.”